A major tunnel sealing contract has been signed between Trelleborg and with China Communications Construction Company for the Dalian Bay and ShenZhong Link projects
Trelleborg has signed a cooperation agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for the Dalian Bay and ShenZhong Link projects.
Trelleborg and a subsidiary of the state-owned CCCC have instated a strategic partnership. This will see Trelleborg’s facilities in Ridderkerk, in the Netherlands and Qingdao, China, supply tunnel sealing systems to the landmark Dalian Bay Immersed Tunnel and ShenZhong Link projects.
The Dalian Bay project will measure 4,857m in length. It will have a 3,035m immersed section, which will be the longest immersed tunnel in the North of China. The ShenZhong Link project, at 24km in length and 46m, will be the largest and widest immersed tunnel in the world.
Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, says: “As infrastructure projects across China grow increasingly more demanding and, in some cases ever more complex, supply chain partnerships become vital. They breed close-working relationships and allow businesses to knowledge share in order to benefit the project.”
This is not the first time that Trelleborg have collaborated with CCCC, as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai Macau (HZMB) tunnel uses Trelleborg’s Gina gaskets and Omega seals between the tunnel’s sectional elements.
“We look forward to working closely with CCCC once again and learning more from them about where our product development should focus, in order to best meet the needs of the Dalian Bay and ShenZhong Link projects,” added Hepworth.
The contract was signed during a signing ceremony at the second China International Import Expo Enterprise and Business Exhibition in Shanghai and spans four years. It was signed by Ruud Bokhout, sales & marketing director for Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, Jackie Huang, managing director of Trelleborg's manufacturing facility in Qingdao, and CCCC First Harbor Engineering Co, director, Wang Hongtao.